Photos: Colombians burn life size dolls of Steve Harvey to usher in the New Year
Many Colombians are still upset with Steve Harvey for his mistake during
the Miss Universe pageant in which he announced the wrong winner. They
used an old New Year Eve tradition "Ano Viego" to show their anger.
It's a Colombian tradition to burn dolls at New Years day. Thousands of
dolls get made but this time some people decided to add a Steve Harvey
effigy to the mix.
In fact Harvey was the most popular doll this year. Also burnt were
effigy of Miss Universe, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach.
The term, "Año Viejo," literally means old year in Spanish. In Central
and South America, the tradition is to make a doll that represents
things you hate from the previous year and thus, you’re burning it away
at midnight and basically letting it go. It is believed that the act
wards off bad luck in the coming year.